Certified European Maintenance Professionals - Erasmus+

European industry needs to work smarter to increase profitability and competitiveness. Working smarter with a combination of automation, digitalization and maintenance, with a higher availability in the production processes, will also prevent the flow of production to low cost countries.

Maintenance is however not adequately emphasized in the academic world and this is one of the most important issues for the EFNMS. From the industrial side the formal training and learning is also of importance. In order to unite the member countries within the EFNMS it has been crucial to carry out this project transnationally.

The guidelines from the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, CEDEFOP, focuses on the validation of non-formal and informal learning. The total learning results are of the highest interest for development of an organization.

Unique result creates competition

European industry needs to work smarter to increase profitability and competitiveness. Working smarter with a combination of automation, digitalization and maintenance, with a higher availability in the production processes, will also prevent the flow of production to low-cost countries.

Maintenance is however not adequately emphasized in the academic world, and this is one of the most important issues for the EFNMS. From the industrial side the formal training and learning is also of importance. In order to unite the member countries within the EFNMS it has been crucial to carry out this development project transnationally.

The guidelines from the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, CEDEFOP, focuses on the validation of non-formal and informal learning. The total lifelong learning results are of the highest interest for development of an organization.

The development has resulted in

  1. Four qualifications for Maintenance Managers, Maintenance Engineers and Maintenance Technicians as well as for Maintenance Electricians, Maintenance Mechanics and Automation Electricians.
  2. Created a comprehensive database of validation questions using the system base language English. Some parts for technicians are available in ten languages.
  3. Created a system for easy translation into local language
  4. Initiated a complete way of working for all 23 EFNMS Member States
  5. Presented the sources of knowledge issues in a list